What do you do when you can no longer take care of your dog? When the dog is sick and you’re broke, and there seems to be no options for care?
The story of one couple seemingly facing this dilemma went viral earlier this month, when an elderly couple left a Dachshund in a basket in front of the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in Southern California. Attached was a note asking the shelter to put the dog to sleep because he was sick and they couldn’t afford to care for him. The note read:
Our dog is 13 1/2 years old. He is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us. Please put him to sleep.